Infrastructure requires design and engineering, but on the ground it’s a lot of stone and steel and cement, and wood, too, as you’ll know if you’ve looked at the railroad tracks in Berkshire and Litchfield counties. Thanks to Agico Group for posting a detailed guide to some of the components of a rail line (click here for more):
Ballast, Braces, Sleepers, & More: A Guide To Railroad Track
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is an American entrepreneur, environmentalist, and founder of the Train Campaign. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group and a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. She grew up in the Silicon Valley, started her career in London, and has lived in Great Barrington since 1995.